How to Play H.265 on Gear VR Smoothly
We’ve explained the best encoding settings for Gear VR and share a simple yet professional tool to help you encode videos to Gear VR with the best possible settings.?While, we found there are some guys are stuck in the issues when playing H.265 on Gear VR. Here we’d like to share something we know to help guys to out of the trouble.
Generally, we can use h.265 for Gear VR to get an optimal balance between video quality and file size.?But 4096x2160@60fps is the highest resolution we can actually get to play with the Gear VR if you encode them in H.265. And based on our testing, 3840×2160 video resolution and 30fps is the optimal settings for playback on Gear VR. Thus, if you have some HEVC files that with 5600x2800?or higher video size, Gear VR would not play them. In this case, we need to tweak the video size and frame rate.
The most reliable H.265 to Gear VR encoding tool we can recommend is Brorsoft Video Converter. This video converter has full support for H.265. With it, you can convert any video files to H.265 for Gear VR playback. The most important is that it supports customizing video resolution, codec, bitrate, etc to get the best encoding settings for Gear VR. For Mac users, please get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Load source videos
Add your high-resolution H.265 videos to the converter.
Step 2. Choose output format
Click Format bar and choose H.265 MP4 as the output format.
Step 3. Adjust video settings
Click Settings icon to adjust the video size, bitrae, frame rate, codec. Remember 3840×2160 video resolution and 30fps is the optimal settings for playback on Gear VR.
Step 4. Start conversion
Hit the Convert button to start encoding H.265 videos to Gear VR with the best settings.